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To my Israeli soldiers…

To my Israeli soldiers…

I admire you. You’ve moved me, inspired me, scared me. My experience in Israel was incredible, but wouldn’t have felt as “real” had I not met you; you made it so much more profound, meaningful, and emotional. You’ve exposed me to an unsettling reality of people my own...
Old City Jerusalem – Part 2

Old City Jerusalem – Part 2

After exiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, we walked through the 11th Century markets to the Jewish Quarter where we learned about the Jordanian takeover of Eastern Jerusalem. Two weeks after Israel was declared a state in 1948, the Israelis had to surrender...
Via Dolorosa & Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Via Dolorosa & Church of the Holy Sepulchre

We began walking the Via Dolorosa, considered to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying the cross, on the way to His crucifixion. It is clearly marked with the Stations of the Cross along the way, so, naturally, we started with Stations One and Two, the trials by...
Old City Jerusalem – Part 1

Old City Jerusalem – Part 1

David and I decided that before we left Israel it was necessary to do an all-encompassing tour of Jerusalem. We were up early to go to Temple Mount, waited in line, and were subsequently turned away an hour later as it was closed for the day due to riots. From there,...
Dolphin Reef

Dolphin Reef

I slept restlessly that night and woke up around 5am to check the time. A text showed up from my mother saying that David and I might need to re-think heading back to Jerusalem later that afternoon. When I asked why, she sent me a link to an article: “Palestinians...